In the last post we discussed just who in the abortion argument is forcing odd views of human value on whom. Pro-life claims enjoy at least two obvious advantages over views supporting abortion which dehumanize the embryo and fetus; they are more simple claims and more inclusive claims. Neither of these advantages is dependent [...]
A repeated claim since Dobbs v Jackson upended the Roe v Wade regime over abortion law in the United States is that the pro-life movement is attempting to foist their religious convictions on other people. This, as the claim goes, violates the religious freedom of other Americans by creating an environment where the beliefs [...]
Now that Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022, what's next for the pro-life movement? This episode of the Postmodern Realities Podcast is a very deep dive into issues now being raised in a post-Roe climate. Roe v Wade was nearly 50 years old, what reasons did the Supreme Court majority give for [...]
The New York Times recently published an opinion essay from Mary Zigler, Florida State University law professor and author of “Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present" titled, “Anti-Abortion Groups Once Portrayed Women as Victims. That’s Changing.” Ziegler claims that opponents of legal abortion have gravitated away from offering legislation grounded in arguments framing women as additional victims of abortion.
Blogging the Bible with an Eye Toward Life: Genesis Chapter 3: The Fall I wrestled with what to write on Chapter 3 of Genesis. Like so many things in this world, the assumption the story is so well-known leaves it rarely seriously considered. I firmly believe we should give special attention to those things the [...]